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June 22, 2017
Bone Marrow Drive - 23 June 2012
Updated On: Jun 05, 2012

When: Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 9:00am – 1:00pm


What: Join the Marrow Registry: Registration is simple - just paperwork and a cheek swab.


Why: Be the one to save a life.

BE THE MATCH......

Every year 10,000 men, women and children desperately search the National Marrow Donor Program’s “Be The Match Registry” of volunteer donors in hopes of finding a marrow match. Cheralyn Froio is an example of one of those patients.


Cheralyn is an active and devoted mother of three boys, one of whom is Autistic. Cheralyn’s adult life has been devoted to her children and her family. She has always been the first one to “step up” and help a friend in need. Now she is in need of help. On April 27, 2012 Cheralyn was diagnosed with Leukemia and is in need of a marrow transplant. Unfortunately her four siblings were tested but were not her match. Cheralyn is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to stem the progress of her illness and begin the road to recovery. Her family feels very strongly about giving back to the community. Her husband, Jonathan Froio, is a Braintree Firefighter and Safety Specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital. Cheralyn and Jon are also active in coaching youth sports. Cheralyn’s positive attitude and beautiful smile is leading the way for her family and friends as she fights this illness and completes her journey to recovery.


Tissue typing & processing fees are covered by most health insurance companies in RI, CT, MA & NH. If you don't have health insurance or your health insurance does not cover, our sponsor, Michael’s Fund of Fall River will cover the cost. There is no out of pocket expense to register. PLEASE BRING YOUR INSURANCE CARD.

 

To join, you need to be between the ages of 18 and 60, be willing to donate to any patient in need, and meet the health guidelines.


Where:           Braintree Rehab Hospital 250 Pond Street

Conference Rooms A, B, C (2nd Floor) Braintree, MA 02184

 

 

Any questions or concerns please call 800.283.8385 ext. 720 or email marrow@ribc.org.



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